Jasmine Hales, 6, with Milo, one of fox terrier Peggy’s day-old puppies. They’ll all be ready for adoption in six weeks.
Jasmine Hales, 6, with Milo, one of fox terrier Peggy’s day-old puppies. They’ll all be ready for adoption in six weeks. Karleila Thomsen

Some good news for pooches

THREE weeks ago Melissa Horne found three dogs huddled by the side of Dundowran Road.

One of them, fox terrier Peggy, was pregnant and riddled with worms, fleas and ear mites, according to Fraser Coast Pet Warriors president Marie Barnes.

But following treatment and finding a loving foster home, Peggy gave birth on Monday to four healthy puppies.

Ms Barnes said they would be ready for adoption in six weeks.

One of the other dogs, Trixie, is being cared for by Ms Horne until a permanent home can be found while the third dog, Lucy, may have already found a new home with her foster family who have fallen in love with her.

Ms Barnes said they had a lot of new dogs to re-home including three-year-old miniature poodle Teeka who was loyal and devoted but whose overbite put many people off.

“She has a beautiful nature and would suit someone who's home all the time,” she said.

Ms Barnes said following last month's appeal for help through the Chronicle, FCPW had been given $700 to go towards an $1800 vet bill, found new foster carers and re-homed the four dogs photographed.

“We appreciate everything the public has done,” she said.

Ms Barnes said they were still looking for new foster carers, cash donations and also puppy and dog food.

Anyone wanting to help can phone Ms Barnes on 0407 371 538 and those interested in adopting can view all the dogs online at www.petwarriors.com.au.

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